Category: Minister for Health

More Access To Life-Changing Genomic Testing For Rare Diseases

More Victorian children with rare conditions and diseases will now be able to access world-leading genomic sequencing tests – at no cost – so they can get the diagnosis and treatment they need sooner. The Andrews Labor Government will provide $8.3 million in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 to fund public access to genomic testing for […]

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Thunderstorm Asthma: New Systems, Training And Resources To Better Prepare And Respond

The Andrews Labor Government will develop a Victorian-first real-time monitoring system to track emergency demand and ensure a faster response to large-scale emergencies like thunderstorm asthma events. The real-time monitoring system will be funded in the Victorian Budget 2017/18, as part of a $15.56 million package to make sure we are better able to predict […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services, Minister for Health

New Life-Saving Helipad Ready To Take Off At Monash

A brand new helipad on the roof of the Monash Children’s Hospital is ready to help save lives by providing a faster and more direct route to vital emergency care. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the helipad for time-critical emergency air ambulance transfers to both the new Monash Children’s […]

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More Shade To Protect Victorians From UV Radiation

The Andrews Labor Government is installing more shade and trees in community spaces to protect Victorians from harmful UV radiation. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced 228 recipients that will share in $1.78 million from the second round of the Community Shade Grant Program. Shade in outdoor public spaces, when used alongside other sun […]

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Recognising Our World-Class Medical Researchers

The prestigious 2017 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research has honoured the outstanding work and revolutionary advances of four talented health and medical researchers in the early stages of their careers. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy presented the awards last night, which are now in their 23rd year. Ms Emma Nolan, the recipient of […]

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More Pharmacists Recruited To Fight The Flu

Protecting yourself from the flu is now easier than ever thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government initiative that has seen more than 500 pharmacists across hundreds of locations ready and trained to provide a flu shot this season. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today visited Priceline Pharmacy in Williamstown to encourage all Victorians to […]

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Major Revamp For Kyneton’s Community Health Services

More Kyneton families will get easier access to the vital community health and family services they need – all under one roof – thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost for Cobaw Community Health Services. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas to announce Cobaw Community Health Services will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Northern Victoria Region

World Leading Genomics Project To Fight Superbugs

Victorian researchers will pioneer a world leading study using genomic sequencing technology to improve the control of superbugs in hospitals and better protect patients from infections. Visiting Austin Health today, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the next five disease areas for Victoria’s ground-breaking genomic sequencing project led by the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance. […]

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Telehealth Boost Brings Specialist Care Closer To Home

More regional and rural Victorians will be able to attend specialist doctor appointments in the comfort of their home or local health service thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government investment in telehealth. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced 15 successful projects that will share in $5 million from the 2016 Victorian Telehealth Specialist […]

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World-Class Monash Children’s Officially Opens Its Doors

The new world-class Monash Children’s Hospital has officially opened its doors and is ready to care for up to 7000 more sick children every year. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially opened the $250 million new hospital that will change the lives of sick babies, children and adolescents needing specialist […]

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